Originally Posted by stiles88
I'm interested in getting a pistol. I've only fired shotguns and a .22 and that was years ago. It looks like it is pretty easy to get a CPL and I meet all the requirements for that. Where can I go to learn about what kind of pistol would be a good starter weapon for me to learn on?
i'd rent a .22 to learn, and then get a 9mm when i got used to shooting.
Otheriwse, start off with a easy shooting 9mm, meaning something that's got a steel frame, or at least something full sized. The 1911 in .45 honestly isn't that hard to shoot. Noobs do better with it than the Glock because its recoil impulse is softer, and its trigger is smoother. 1911s require much more maintenance and know-how though... kinda like muscle cars vs. japanese cars.
Glocks, USPs, M&Ps, and XDs are all nice guns, but they have lightweight plastic frames that are a bit harder for noobs to handle.
Todd Jarret 5 min. instructional video with a ****LOAD of information. You'll prob have to watch 20 times to fully absorb all the information and apply it to yourself.
Shooting Coach is really good too, and he breaks down the info into more managable chunks.
Disregard everything this clown says